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15 October

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1066 – Declaration Edgar ├ćtheling as king of England

Harald Godwinsson and his brothers had died at Hastings. Back in London the witan quickly declared Edgar ├ćtheling as their new king. Edgar was the last of the House of Wessex, a greatgrandson of ├ćthelred the Unready. Edgar had to come all the way from Hungary where he was born and raised. The witan eventually let him surrender to William (who is crowned a few months later). And there is a longer remainder of his story from Scotland to Italy.

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